All aboard. It’s a 6.

Southwest Chief Train #4 left the Flagstaff depot at 8:38 PM, night’s blanket having completely covered the blazing skyline

Nearing 9:45 PM, like a lullaby sung to an overtired infant, the steady rhythmic sound of the train’s wheels turning on the tracks sent me into a soft slumber.

Dreams, deserting for the farther reaches of my mind, left nothing in their wake but the sighing of my unconscious as peace found its niche

There, against the scrub landscape of anything is possible, the map unfolded, a vein of gold on the ocean’s floor, it couldn’t have been farther from my reach

Yet energy and insistence shone a light on the adventure that lay before me, destiny on reserve

Southwest Chief Train #4, peopled with hope and expectation, sped through the night, destinations yet unknown

 

 

14 thoughts on “All aboard. It’s a 6.

  1. UP November 14, 2019 / 8:45 am

    This is just so good. I love…”night’s blanket having completely covered the blazing skyline…” and
    “…Dreams, deserting for the farther reaches of my mind, left nothing in their wake…” Killer stuff. Great six. One of your best.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge November 14, 2019 / 10:10 am

      Thank you, Paul!
      I’m glad you enjoyed it. I appreciate your feedback.

      Like

  2. Lisa Tomey November 14, 2019 / 9:12 am

    Oh to board a train of unknown destination. My dream come true. Beautifully expressed six.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. clark November 14, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    cool*

    Fun Six

    *compliment on the combination of (an) idea and visually-evocative words (plus, I liked the use of time to provide a forward motion to the story).

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Pat Brockett November 14, 2019 / 4:55 pm

    Having taken some long train rides, I could feel every piece of this SSS and could remember similar feelings. Very picturesque.

    Liked by 1 person

    • GirlieOnTheEdge November 14, 2019 / 7:19 pm

      Thank you, Pat. I am partial to riding trains. There’s a comfort in it, a non-suspension of time, if you will. That and I love listening to oncoming passenger trains for the same feeling it generates – a subliminal comfort.

      Like

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